Crown Point Fire Rescue provides Fire, EMS, and Technical Rescue Services for the City of Crown Point and surrounding Center Township. The Department has been proudly serving the community since 1873. Crown Point Fire Rescue provides protection to 35,000 residents in 56 square miles.
The City of Crown Point is covered by three state highways and Interstate 65. Every year, our firefighters and paramedics respond to an average of over 5,600 calls for service from one central firehouse located in the downtown district of the city.
Every day, the department fully staffs a Battalion Chief truck, 3 Advanced Life Support Ambulances, an ALS Engine Company, and a BLS Tower Ladder.
Chief Mark Baumgardner Jr., along with Mayor Peter Land, strives to provide the community with the highest-trained emergency responders while ensuring that all of the firefighters go home to their families at the end of their shifts.
The Department is staffed by 52 sworn, career personnel. There are 48 line personnel who are led by 3 Battalion Chiefs and supported by 3 administrative chief officers, 3 fire inspectors, an ambulance billing specialist, and an executive assistant.
- How do I get a copy of a fire report?
You can email a request, or call our administrative secretary at 219-662-3248, ext. 506.
- How do I get a copy of an ambulance report?
Because of the Health Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPPA), we can only release our patient care reports to the actual patient. The two exceptions are if you are a legal parent or guardian of a minor, or you are a legal medical representative to an adult. Patient Care Reports (PCRs) can only be picked up in person, at the fire station. PCRs cannot be sent electronically or mailed.
Attorney's seeking a copy of patient care reports, please fax your request with proper documentation to 219-323-8606.
- I have a question about my ambulance bill. Whom do I contact?
You can contact the Fire Department Billing Division directly at 219-488-2374. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- How do I schedule a tour of the fire station?
Any tours that involve larger groups (school, church, daycare, boy scouts, girl scouts, etc), must be scheduled. You can schedule your tour by calling our administrative secretary at 219-662-3248, ext. 506. We do our best to accommodate your request, but will have to work around emergency calls, department training, and other planned events that we have already committed to.
- How do I schedule an inspection of my home or business?
The Fire Department does not inspect residential properties. We do, however, schedule inspections for commercial and institutional properties or places of business. Please contact the Fire Department Inspection Division at 219-662-3248, ext. 505 or email Fire Inspection.
- Does the fire department offer CPR classes to the public?
- Can I burn leaves or brush in my yard?
The state has an ordinance against residential open burning in Lake County. This is an “air quality” issue, rather than a fire protection issue, however the fire department will become involved if a complaint is made.
- Where can I go to get my child safety seat inspected or installed?
Please contact the Crown Point Fire-Rescue non-emergency number 219-662-3248, ext. 506 to schedule an appointment for a Car Seat Inspection with a certified inspector. Due to high demand, scheduling an appointment is the only option.
- How can I dispose of sharps?
Crown Point Fire-Rescue does not take sharps or dispose of sharps containers. Below we have provided a couple of options on how to dispose of sharps.
Please click on the link provided to order a sharps disposal mail-back kit through Republic Service.
If you are a Lake County resident, you may also dispose of your sharps (medical needles in a rigid container) at the Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Collection.
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